Navigation Links
Enzymes from garden compost could favour bioethanol production
Date:3/8/2011

zymes for xylose in this way is because it is not all that easy. Marie Gorwa-Grauslund, who is Nadia Skorupa Parachin's supervisor, was the first person to realise that this genetic technique could work in this specific context. The technique, known as metagenomics, was originally used in environmental studies.

"The most interesting part is really the method itself. We have reasoned along entirely new lines. In fact, it has taken several months to develop the method for use in this area", explains Professor Gorwa-Grauslund.

The Lund researchers will now also take the chance to apply their modified metagenomics technique in other areas, for example, to isolate enzymes that allow microorganisms to cope with difficult industrial conditions, such as high temperatures and high acid levels.

"Robust microorganisms are very important if biological production is to be economically viable", says Marie Gorwa-Grauslund.

Ms Skorupa Parachin has now returned to her home country, Brazil. However, two or three other young researchers will continue to work on the technique. During the spring they will have chance to evaluate the new enzymes better.

"There are still a number of pieces of the jigsaw that must be put in place if ethanol production from xylose is to become financially viable. The process must be speeded up. But we hope that in the long term our method can help to make bioethanol production more efficient", says Marie Gorwa-Grauslund.


'/>"/>

Contact: Professor Marie Gorwa-Grauslund
Marie-Francoise.Gorwa-Grauslund@tmb.lth.se
46-462-220-619
Lund University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. 1 group of enzymes could have a positive impact on health, from cholesterol to osteoporosis
2. Team looks to the cow rumen for better biofuels enzymes
3. 2 bacterial enzymes confer resistanceto common herbicide, say MU researchers
4. Synthetic enzymes could help ID proteins
5. Dangerous plaques in blood vessels rupture by overproducing protein-busting enzymes
6. Newly identified enzymes help plants sense elevated CO2 and could lead to water-wise crops
7. Genencor Wins The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Sustainable Energy Award For Accellerase(R) Cellulosic Ethanol Enzymes
8. Developing enzymes to clean up pollution by explosives
9. Powe Award supports research on how enzymes enable the pathogenicity of 2 human disease organisms
10. New book, Untangling the Double Helix, explores enzymes responsible for maintaining genome integrity
11. New drug agent knocks out multiple enzymes in cancer pathway
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... events focussed on ways to save and improve the ... funded by the Government of Canada, today announced $2.4 ... this challenge. , The novel approaches include: , ... garment factories to express, pasteurize and store breast milk ... child illnesses, and lowering baby formula expense , ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... children with autism are significantly less likely to report ... the mothers of children who are developing normally, a ... has found. , Low iron intake was associated with ... if the mother was 35 or older at the ... from metabolic conditions such as obesity hypertension or diabetes. ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... (black-eyed peas) is a fascinating example of how science ... the story of the scientist behind the research. ... the 21st Century to serve as an accessible summary ... recently published by the Crop Science Society of America, ... , Singh has devoted his life,s work to solving ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 2Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 3Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 4Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 5Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 6Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 7Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 8Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 9Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 10Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 11Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 12Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 13Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 14Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 15Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements 2
... the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International ... has released a new position paper which reviews ... fracture risk prediction and monitoring of osteoporosis therapy. ... that specific markers be used as reference analytes ...
... high quality chocolate, and the farmers who grow it, will ... tree genome, according to an international team led by Claire ... and including scientists from 18 other institutions. The team ... , considered to produce the world,s finest chocolate. The Maya ...
... discovered that some brain tumours in larvae of the fruit ... germline cells to grow. The removal of some of these ... genes are crucial for tumour development. The study, headed by ... journal Science . One of the characteristics ...
Cached Biology News:Standardized protocols would greatly enhance clinical and research potential of BTMs 2'Food of the gods' genome sequence could make finest chocolate better 2'Food of the gods' genome sequence could make finest chocolate better 3Some brain tumors mimic the genetic program of germline cells 2
(Date:9/21/2014)... Basel in Switzerland have succeeded in observing the ... the first time. These extremely weak spectra offer ... and may also contribute to the development of ... published in the scientific journal Nature Physics ... between matter and light, is probably the most ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... For the first time, scientists have discovered how to ... strength and stiffness greater than that of today,s strongest ... a research team led by John V. Badding, a ... published in the 21 September 2014 issue of the ... point of view, our discovery is intriguing because the ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... September 21, 2014 Chemical Sciences ... challenges such as clean air and safe water, ... natural products. Chemists, environmentalists, food scientists, educators, and ... research in the field of Chemistry for the ... Sciences is one of the fastest emerging Sciences, ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... USA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 Entries ... 2015 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation . The ... the multi-billion dollar optics and photonics industry, and is ... and photonics , and Photonics Media . , ... the versatility of photonics, said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Uncovering the forbidden side of molecules 2Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads 2Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads 3Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads 4Chemistry for Global Development during the Open Access Week 2Chemistry for Global Development during the Open Access Week 3Entry deadline is 10 October for international photonics Prism Awards 2Entry deadline is 10 October for international photonics Prism Awards 3Entry deadline is 10 October for international photonics Prism Awards 4
... Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN)( ... Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, announced today they have ... Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) for consideration ... stem cells (ASCs) harvested from liposuction for treating Traumatic ...
... PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 4 Arno Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC ... oncology therapeutics, today announced that it has voluntarily filed ... ("SEC") in order to deregister its common stock under ... a result, effective immediately, Arno,s obligation to file periodic ...
... Develop Powerful Tools for Detecting Ovarian Cancer Earlier FRANKLIN ... (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ) ... a worldwide development and supply agreement for oncology diagnostic ... develop diagnostic products that incorporate Fujirebio Diagnostics, cancer biomarkers ...
Cached Biology Technology:Bio-Matrix Scientific Group & Entest BioMedical Submit Research Proposal to U.S. Army for Funding Adipose-Derived Stem Cells to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury 2Arno Therapeutics to Deregister its Common Stock under the Exchange Act 2Arno Therapeutics to Deregister its Common Stock under the Exchange Act 3BD and Fujirebio Diagnostics Sign Worldwide Agreement to Develop Biomarker Assays to Improve Cancer Detection and Management 2BD and Fujirebio Diagnostics Sign Worldwide Agreement to Develop Biomarker Assays to Improve Cancer Detection and Management 3BD and Fujirebio Diagnostics Sign Worldwide Agreement to Develop Biomarker Assays to Improve Cancer Detection and Management 4
... Ascent is the first nephelometer ... microplates. Nepheloskan measures light scattering ... for particle quantification. This makes ... in drug discovery, immunoprecipitation, and ...
Anti-VDAC (Voltage-Dependent Anion Channel) AVOID FREEZE/THAW CYCLES. Recognizes the porin 31HL protein. Corresponds to mAb 1 in the literature....
6 x Blend of rTth DNA Polymerase and Tli to provide optimized amounts of both 5-3 and 3-5 proofreading activity...
... Rotarods are used to assess the effect of ... on mice and rats using one unit in ... the animals are placed on textured drums to ... individual sensing platforms below, its test results are ...
Biology Products: